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Apr 22 2022


9:30 am - 10:15 am


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SCOG Virtual Lecture Series
‘Recent Advances in Single Cell Omics’:
37. Laleh Haghverdi (BIMSB/MDC Berlin)

We are excited to announce the next speaker in our SCOG Virtual Lecture Series ‘Recent Advances in Single Cell Omics’:  Laleh Haghverdi (BIMSB/MDC)


‘Towards reliable quantification of cell state velocities’

The talk mainly focuses on new kappa-velo (detailed) and eco-velo (cost efficient and minimal) methods for more reliable quantification of cell state velocities from simultaneous measurement of unspliced and spliced messenger RNA (mRNA) in high-throughput snapshots of single cell RNA sequencing data. Current methods for inferring cell state velocities from such data (known as RNA velocities) are afflicted by several theoretical and computational problems, hindering realistic and reliable velocity estimation. Kappa-velo and eco-velo address some of the current challenges in consistency of data processing, inference and visualisation of single cells’ velocities.


Dr. Laleh Haghverdi studied physics for her bachelors at Sharif University of Technology in Iran, moved for a masters in physics to Cologne, Germany and did her PhD at the Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen at the Theis lab in the field of single-cell computational biology. She afterwards did a post-doc at European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI-EMBL), Hinxton, UK at the Marioni group and at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg in the Huber lab. She is the leader of the research group “Computational methodologies and omic analytics” at Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine since July 2020.

Further information on participation, the program and the application for a lecture can be found below.
  • Further Information:


    VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES: 'Recent Advances in Single Cell Omics'
    • Biweekly event on Fridays at 9:30 am (CEST)
    • 30 min presentation, followed by 15 min discussion / Q&A

    The virtual lecture series includes biweekly presentations about current single cell research. In addition to selected presentations by invited guests, we would particularly like to offer SCOG partners a platform to present their work to the network (read below how to apply).
    The program will be updated regularly (see schedule below).


    The Virtual Lecture Series takes place via Zoom. Please register in order to receive information on how to join the webinar. Your personal join link will be valid for all upcoming lectures of the series.


    We would kindly like to encourage the SCOG community not only to participate as an attendee but to present their work to the community. All contributions are welcome.
    If you are a SCOG partner (PI/group leader) or member (Postdoc) and would like to give a talk during the lecture series, please apply by completing the form on our website. Please note that a balanced representation of topics, institutes and gender will be ensured in the selection of applications.


Hourly Schedule

11 February 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Andreas Moor (ETH Zurich)
Spatial biology in intestinal homeostasis and cancer

11 March 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Kikue Tachibana (MPIB Munich)
Insights into the emergence of 3D genome architecture at the start of life by single-nucleus Hi-C

25 March 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Bart Deplancke (EPFL Lausanne)
Engineering next-generation single cell phenomics technologies

08 April 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Christoph Bock (CeMM Vienna)
Looking into the past and future of cells: Single-cell analysis of epigenetic cell states in cancer and immunology

22 April 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Laleh Haghverdi (BIMS/MDC Berlin)

06 May 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Christian Schmidl (LIT Regensburg)
Integrated single-cell profiling dissects cell-state-specific enhancer landscapes of human tumor-infiltrating T cells

20 May 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Heiko Lickert (HMGU Munich)

03 June 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Florian Mair (ETH Zurich)
Disentangling human tumor-unique immune alterations from non-malignant tissue inflammation using multi-omic single cell analysis

17 June 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Gabriela Salinas (UMG Göttingen)

01 July 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Kikuë Tachibana (MPIB Munich)
Insights into the emergence of 3D genome architecture at the start of life by single-nucleus Hi-C

15 July 2022

9:30 - 10:15
Elisabeth Binder (MPI of Psychiatry, Munich)